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Appeals panel: Attorney's 'fraud' means business owners can't sue ex-lawyers for malpractice

David Hutton Oct. 13, 2017, 5:12pm

For a second time, the Illinois First District Appellate Court has heard an appeal in an ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit. And this time, justices agreed the plaintiffs' lawyer's alleged mishandling of the case should cost them the chance to proceed against the lawyers they blamed for costing them the chance to sue their ex-lawyers for allegedly exposing them to penalties under state regulatory actions.

Parents of girl who died in drunken crash after Tinley concert sue lawyer, say he cost bigger settlement

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2016, 2:37pm

The parents of a young Alsip woman who died when the vehicle in which she was riding, driven by an intoxicated acquaintance, crashed after leaving a concert in Tinley Park in 2011, have filed suit against the lawyers they had hired to represent them, saying their attorneys mishandled their lawsuit against concert production company Live Nation, leaving them to settle for just $10,000.

Chicago surgery center OK'd to sue malpractice insurer for refusing settlement, costing $4 million

Dana Herra Jan. 13, 2016, 9:28am

The 900 North Michigan Surgical Center can proceed in its bad faith lawsuit against its malpractice insurers, after a Chicago federal judge said there was sufficient evidence to believe the medical practice has a legal leg to stand on in contending its insurers needlessly cost the practice $4 million by deciding to take a malpractice case to trial and refuse a “sympathetic” plaintiff’s offer to settle the matter for $1 million.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of asbestos-related legal malpractice lawsuit

Dan Churney Nov. 16, 2015, 11:10am

A state appeals panel kept the door shut on a legal malpractice action brought against the firm of Cascino Vaughan by a family whose legal action over asbestos exposure was tossed, saying a circuit court was correct in finding that, no matter how plaintiffs juggled the calendar, they still brought their lawsuit too late. .